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UC-Davis Scientist Awarded Special Grant

New grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for Internat-ional Development and industry partners are helping University of California-Davis plant scientist Eduardo Blumwald reach out to feed and fuel the world. With his laboratory colleagues, Blumwald uses genetic engineering to improve the drought tolerance and efficiency of switchgrass, a native North American grass valued for ... Read More »

BWCC To Host Consultants Again

Consultants are an important part of cotton production each year and will be one of the most important groups attending the Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) on Jan. 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas. For the sixth consecutive year, the event will host a Consultants’ Conference that includes a half-day program beginning at noon on Jan. 7 at the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. ... Read More »

Conventional Varieties Prove Their Worth

Bringing new farm-based products and processes to cotton farmers is one of the most important goals Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environ-mental Research Division tries to achieve each year. “When we are able to bring producers a product that we’ve developed from vision to fruition, it’s very gratifying,” says Kater Hake, vice president of the division. That gratification is especially satisfying ... Read More »

Harvest Progressing Well In SJV Region

By Steve Adler Calif. Farm Bureau Federation With harvest now in full swing, cotton yields are approaching four bales to the acre, bringing smiles to the faces of producers in the San Joaquin Valley. California’s planted acreage of cotton this year is projected to be about 366,000 acres, down from last year’s figure of 454,000 acres, but still up considerably ... Read More »

Producers Optimistic About Harvest

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought some welcome rainfall to southeast Missouri. While this drops our area out of the worst drought category, we are still listed as extreme. The good news is that we are projected to have above-normal temperatures and less rainfall during harvest season. Harvest has begun, and many fields have been defoliated. ... Read More »